If you are the victim of a
truck accident, you may be wondering who is responsible and what actually a caused the
accident. Unfortunately, these types of crashes are much more complicated
than a simple
car accident. There are often many parties involved aside from the truck driver.
The following are the common parties who may be responsible for a victim’s
injuries in a truck accident:
The driver – A trucker may have caused a crash due to negligent behavior such as
fatigued driving or speeding. Additionally, a driver is also responsible for inspecting
the rig to ensure proper maintenance or loading of cargo. If a maintenance
issue or cargo shift caused the truck accident, the driver may be held
liable for the accident.
The trucking company – There are many cases where companies put unrealistic expectations
on their drivers with strict deadlines in order to make a profit. Due
to these unreasonable schedules, drivers may engage in dangerous behavior
in order to stay employed.
The cargo companies – Trucks can carry a massive amount of cargo. Often times, these
pieces of cargo are
unsafely loaded or even
overloaded on trucks, resulting in maneuverability issues and tire blowouts that
lead to accidents.
The truck and truck part manufacturers – In some truck accident cases, a crash may have been caused by a
defective auto part, such as faulty tires or brake defects. If this is the case, victims may
be able to recover compensation from the auto part manufacturer, distributor,
or another party that made a defective product available to consumers.
If an investigation shows that several parties may be held liable for a
truck accident, victims may be able to maximize the compensation they
obtain for their losses through multiple claims. At the
Law Office of James M. Stanley, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients for more
than four decades. Our
Fort Worth personal injury attorney understands what it takes to identify all of the parties responsible for
your accident and injuries.
Contact us and request a
free consultation today.